Sat Dec 6th Comedy Club - Christmas Special: Ivan Brackenbury, Ian D. Montford, Garrett Millerick and Matt Ewins

Sat Dec 6th Comedy Club - Christmas Special: Ivan Brackenbury, Ian D. Montford, Garrett Millerick and Matt Ewins

06 December 2014 19:30

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Sat Dec 6th Comedy Club - Christmas Special: Ivan Brackenbury, Ian D. Montford, Garrett Millerick and Matt Ewins

Saturday December 6th
Comedy Club Night - 7.30 doors for 8.15pm start
Featuring: Christmas Special: Ivan Brackenbury, Ian D. Montford, Garrett Millerick and Matt Ewins with compere Spiky Mike.

Ivan Brackenbury


Top Ten Fosters Comedy God

Best Established Comedian Nomination Adelaide Fringe 2010

Chortle Top 50 Most Memorable Gigs of the Decade 2000-2010

Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee 2007

“If laughter is the best medicine, Ivan Brackenbury should be a real hospital radio DJ. Ivan's Hospital broadcast, Disease Hour, is the most deliciously enjoyable I've spent on the Fringe. His poorly judged dedications, like everything else in this chock-full show, come thick, fast and funny. And that pregnant pause, as we wait to hear which song Ivan selects for which ailment, gets more tantalising every time.” THE GUARDIAN ★★★★

“I'll let you go to the show and find out which patients and what ailments elicit the playing of Solid as a Rock, Secret Smile and the rather excellent Mary McGregor's hit Torn Between Two Lovers and I am sure Joan Arkwright's gynecological problem is all the better for Ivan's thoughtful record choice. I laughed so much I nearly suffered the same thing. Special in every sense of the word. Wonderful, pitch-perfectly performed silliness from which you emerge still giggling.” THE SCOTMAN ★★★★

“For simple laugh-'til you ache humour, Ivan Brackenbury is the hit of the Fringe” THE EVENING STANDARD ★★★★

“_e whole room was in hysterics from the word go, endorphin-filled laughter indeed proving the best medicine. Brackenbury is absolutely utterly hilarious - I can’t recommend this enough. Go see it.” THE AGE ★★★★

“laughs per minute the funniest show at the Fringe” TIME OUT ★★★★

“Ivan’s prime gag is to play the least suitable records possible for the listeners to his Disease Hour. Binns just lets him get on with being brilliantly, beautifully bad. You’ll spend an hour glorying in the stupid ways we find to keep ourselves amused, and then you’ll leave, still chuckling at them.” THE TIMES ★★★★



Ian D. Montford


The creation of Tom Binns - the character comedian behind inept hospital DJ Ivan Brackenbury - Ian D Montfort is a psychic from Sunderland, who made his debut at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe. Binns combines the 'cold reading' trickery of stage mediums with comic patter to debunk their techniques. He made the radio series Ian D Montfort is Unbelievable for Radio 2 in 2013.




Garrett Millerick


Garrett Millerick is a London based writer, director and comedian.

A regular on the stand up circuit, Garrett can be seen up and down the country in a variety of guises but mostly as himself, saying what he thinks about things in pubs/ theatres/regional art centres and the occasional music festival. He can seen performing regularly at The Schadenfreude Cabaret in North London where he is the resident compere.

As a director his work includes both film and theatre. His stage work has attracted considerable critical acclaim and as a writer/director his short films have been distributed and screened internationally. He also once directed a hip hop music video, a television show about Renault Clios and a documentary about Ballroom Dancing... but doesn't like to talk about it.

Following a gig in February 2012 he was invited to perform his debut stand up show at The Underbelly, Bristo Square for The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012. The resulting show, 'Sensible Answers to Stupid Questions', played to sell out audiences and critical acclaim.

He is nearly 30 years old, 6' tall and sports a beard.

Featured in The Independent's '100 Best Jokes of The Edinburgh Fringe 2012'
'Storytelling is clearly in Millerick's genome... a solidly enjoyable way to see out the midnight hour.' Steve Bennett, CHORTLE
'A daring conclusion addressing comedy itself sees Millerick end on a high and mark himself out as one to watch.' FEST
'I can guarantee this show is going to make quite a few people's Must See List... Funny, well written and ridiculous.' THE NEW CURRENT
'Gently satirical and quietly insightful... there isn't a dull moment' THE SKINNY
'His comedic insights are undeniably honest and hilarious.' «««« THREE WEEKS
'His angry, truthful, witty rants and professionalism make him a comedian worth following.' «««« BROADWAY BABY
'A show based on questions, he puts the 'y' into 'edg', 'shout', 'anger', and thankfully - 'funn'.' ««««Alan Clifford, BBC RADIO
'Beneath the bitterness is a thoughtful musing on the meaning of stupidity.' ««««FRINGE BISCUIT




Matt Ewins


"Hello I am Mat Ewins

I can be found performing stand up at various gigs around the UK; I am not very good at writing about myself, but let's just say I am broadly considered to be a fairly funny guy."

"Sets the bar high for a relatively new act, with a fluid gag driven set, delivered with astute timing"

"Made no attempt to explain where the rest of the cast were, simply claiming they were dead" ThreeWeeks





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